5 January 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Crescent Phase.  A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

Visit the January 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on January 6 has an illumination of 18%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On January 6 the Moon is 4.15 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 18%
Moon Age: 4.15 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 378,509.92 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,102,226.15 km

Useful Moon Resources

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Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

6 January 2022
06:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:16 Capricorn 24
Moon:10 Pisces 16
Mercury:05 Aquarius 34
Venus:20 Capricorn 07 Rx
Mars:17 Sagittarius 12
Jupiter:01 Pisces 42
Saturn:12 Aquarius 32
Uranus:10 Taurus 53 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 47
Pluto:26 Capricorn 07
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 40 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 14 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):19 Gemini 06
Chiron:08 Aries 35
Ceres:28 Taurus 12 Rx
Pallas:17 Pisces 57
Juno:19 Capricorn 38
Vesta:27 Sagittarius 37
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:4
Water:4
Cardinal:6
Fixed:5
Mutable:8

Southern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

6 January 2022
01:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:16 Capricorn 11
Moon:07 Pisces 24
Mercury:05 Aquarius 20
Venus:20 Capricorn 14 Rx
Mars:17 Sagittarius 03
Jupiter:01 Pisces 39
Saturn:12 Aquarius 31
Uranus:10 Taurus 53 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 46
Pluto:26 Capricorn 07
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 41 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 14 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):19 Gemini 05
Chiron:08 Aries 35
Ceres:28 Taurus 12 Rx
Pallas:17 Pisces 53
Juno:19 Capricorn 33
Vesta:27 Sagittarius 30
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:4
Water:4
Cardinal:6
Fixed:5
Mutable:8

Southwestern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

6 January 2022
04:00 am GMT 3:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:15 Capricorn 48
Moon:02 Pisces 11
Mercury:04 Aquarius 55
Venus:20 Capricorn 28 Rx
Mars:16 Sagittarius 47
Jupiter:01 Pisces 35
Saturn:12 Aquarius 28
Uranus:10 Taurus 53 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 46
Pluto:26 Capricorn 06

True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 43 Rx

Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 15 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):19 Gemini 02
Chiron:08 Aries 35
Ceres:28 Taurus 14 Rx
Pallas:17 Pisces 47
Juno:19 Capricorn 24
Vesta:27 Sagittarius 18
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:4
Water:4
Cardinal:6
Fixed:5
Mutable:8